Attack by Flooding (Mizuseme bôsen no zu) (on right sheet), Attack by Flooding at Akamatsu (Akamatsu mizuseme no zu) (on left sheet)
Ôta Mus., Ukiyo-e sengoku emaki (2011), #123 (complete); Machida City Mus. of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten (2003), #II-37 (right half) and p. 128, fig. 22 (left half); Minami, Edo no fûshiga (1997), pp. 178-9, fig. 44 (right half)
Vertical ôban hexaptych; 36.7 × 147.5 cm (14 7/16 × 58 1/16 in.)
11.41260a-b, 11.41364a-c, 11.41263
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Hexaptych: 11.41260a-b (two left sheets), 11.41263 (right sheet), 11.41364a-c (three center sheets)
A thinly disguised illustration of Hideyoshi’s attack on Takamatasu castle.
Ichimôsai Yoshitora ga (on each sheet)
Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu (on right half); Mera, Murata (on left half)
No blockcutter's mark
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection